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Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
flooding. that's tonight at 6:00 right here on cbs 5. reporting from napa, roberta gonzales cbs 5. >>> and as you just heard, the north bay is going to get hammered but one spot in particular really needs to watch out. in the past, heavy rains have flooded san anselmo creek inundating the downtown with water. voters approved a tax for prevention projects five years ago. but the money has been tied up in court most of the time. now there's about $10 million waiting to be spent. >> there are efforts that -- planning efforts and more to develop what are called retention ponds in upstream areas the idea of which is to slow down the downstream onslaught of water that happens in big rain events. >> the town may be on alert but not everyone there is happy about being on the news. ahead at 6:00, cbs 5's mike sugerman explains why. >>> we might be seeing more of this before all is said and done. this tree came down in san francisco's bernal heights neighborhood. crews were trying to clean it up this morning. there have been a number of trees that have come down in many parts of the bay are
CBS
Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, i'm jeff glor. they are the storms that don't seem to quit. torrential rains and powerful winds sweeping across northern california one more time. thousands are without power. and rising floodwaters are threatening many more. still it could have been much worse. carter evans is in sonoma tonight. >> reporter: this was the last punch in a weather system that's been pounding california for five days. and it was supposed to be the worst. the rains came with a vengence, high winds uprooted trees and overturned trucks near san francisco. to the east colder temperatures turned heavy rain into snow, saving the mountain town of truckee from the predicted flooding. california's wine country had also braced for the worst. >> the water was coming very fast and furious but the cole vert system that we've created was able to take that extra water and get it safely through town with jill techel says her town has spent more than $250 million over 20 years to protect the flood-prone city. for this storm it worked. >> that whole
CBS
Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
too much water. cbs 5 reporter da lin is on grizzly peak with more. >> reporter: still moisture in the berkeley hills. the rain for the most part pretty much gone now but just the fog you can see the heavy fog rolling in here visibility is very low. let's show some video we shot earlier today in berkeley. a large treetopled over and fell on to a van. you can see right there the rooftop quite a bit of damage inside the van as well. there were people inside at the time. we believe they were driving this van when the tree came down on them. luckily, no one was hurt in this incident here. also, that pleasanton shopping center you can see the flooding right there in that parking lot. the heavy rain coming down at the same time in the middle of that. large pool of water. that's why it was causing that much water in the flooding situation there. they were able to take care of that situation. back here live now, up in the in the berkeley hills, still some showers and tiny bit of moisture but still low visibility on the hills. live in the berkeley hills, da lin. >>> linda yee with the flood
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
five to remember dave brubeck, a giant of jazz. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, they've never said it quite like this: the president's treasury secretary made it clear there is no room for compromise. republicans must accept an increase in tax rates for upper- income americans. negotiations on a budget deal haven't gone very far and there are just 27 days before that so- called fiscal cliff. that's the package of tax increases for most americans and budget cuts that will hit automatically unless the white house and congress find a gentler way to solve the crisis in the federal budget. here's how treasury secretary tim geithner put it on cnbc. >> is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. again there is no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve those rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthiest americans. remember, it's only 2%. >> pelley: by top 2%, he means individuals making more than $200,000 and couples taking in $250,000 or more. republicans say rates shouldn't be incr
CBS
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
storm still causing trouble on the roads. cbs 5 reporter da lin along the coast where flooding has shut down a stretch of the great highway. da. >> reporter: that's right. the great highway shut down in both directions. it has been shut down since this morning. and take a look. while that is part of the reason you can see there a lot of stranding water on the road, also take a look at the traffic signal pole there. it is buried in sand 7 feet deep because of the high winds blowing the beach sand over on to the roadway. a combination of heavy downpours and high winds flooded streets and knocked out power around the bay area this morning. >> it was pouring down rain. >> reporter: high winds brought down this large tree limb in saratoga. pg&e officials say this 28-foot section shut down traffic on thelma avenue and knocked out power to about 200 homes in the neighborhood. pg&e crews hope to have the electricity here restored b 7:00. 7 outages darkened 1200 homes and businesses. >> we are the first to get the wind off the ocean. so usually it's more gusty than what you get maybe over t
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
obvious." you couldn't tell me when i handed out the wiener-dog lasers!?! . >> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> breaking news in oakland four people have been shot all within a couple blocks of one another. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers is there. chris christin. >> that's correct we have a massive scene out here along sixth street. a long scene. you can see multiple cruisers. this area encompassing about six blocks where we're being told shootings happened and multiple people involved in the shootings. multiple victims from what we're hearing right now. four people shot. one person according to authorities is in critical condition at this moment. we don't know the conditions of the other four currently. and information just coming in at this moment. i talked to a couple neighbors in this area that heard the gunfire a short time ago before we arrived on scene. they described hearing maybe a dozen shots and coming out and seeing people laying in the street. we're hearing four victim so far in this east oakland neighborhoods. a very large presence in east oa
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
narrowly missing a couple sleeping in their bed. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the close call. >> i was asleep. i woke up. and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. the 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on the home in russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> 4 feet plus my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: neighbor lisa got a rude awakening too. >> i just heard the most massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: and then, she looked out of her window. >> then i saw a wall like water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also ripped down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: a neighbor is part of a neighborhood group that's been campaigning for six months to get all utility lines in the area moved underground. >> this demonstrates -- this is extremely unfortunate event for many individuals on the hill. >> reporter: for no one more so than scott, who feels fortunate toda
CW
Nov 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
. >> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >> from the russian river to the santa cruz mountains and just about everywhere in between a mass and this storm is not over. >> one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the bay area now the scene of a murder history. how the weather could complicate the investigation. and 1,491 days after you voted for prop eight. will the supreme court finally step in and resolve the issue of same sex marriage. >> swollen rivers. flooded streets. fallen trees and people in the dark. this a little november storm just gave the bay area a nasty beating and the second round in the fight is not over yet. paul deanno, it's not over yet. >>> cbs 5 high definition doppler is still showing some rainfall. we had widespread rainfall rates about a half inch of rain per hour. tonight scattered showers out there with very small pocket of moderate rainfall. one of those pockets is right over the top of heelsburg. some scattered showers around paulo alto. and walnut creeks. the break between these soakers round two and round three that continues tonight. t
CBS
Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
singer who risks her life every time she takes the stage. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening. i'm rebecca jarvis. people in northern california just can't catch a break. the third big storm in four days is baring down on the region tonight. rivers in the area have a history of dangerous flash flooding as those who live along their banks know all too well. carter evans begins our coverage. >> reporter: the ground is soaked, creeks are full and rivers are on the rise. >> i've never seen it that high even during the spring. >> reporter: a storm drain near sacramento wasn't cleared fast enough to save the home of michael jimenez. in california's wine country, when the water gets this high along the russian river, people get worried. >> it's happened so many timeses and it does come, like, clockwork. >> reporter: victoria daly and her family know how dangerous this water can be. the russian river has seen severe flooding in the past. the worst in 1986, when the entire town was under several feet of water. daly said her home is always one of the
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
? maybe in the morning or something, if that's okay. captioning funded by cbs >> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, december 6, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm terrell brown. stunning. that's what they hear after the obama administration is ready to go over the fiscal cliff if the gop doesn't bid on higher taxes. on top earners. a just released poll shows nearly half of those ads say it's time to end tax cuts for the wealthy but keep it in place for americans earning $250,000 or less. 32% say the tax cuts should remain in place for everyone. during a broadcast interview yesterday timothy geithner was asked what if republican don't agree to raising taxes. >> is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> oh, absolutely. again, we say there's no prospect for an agreement that doesn't involve those tax rates going up. remember, it's 2%. remember, all of those americans, too, get a tax cut into that framework on the first $250,000 of their income. >> that said the president and speaker john boehner discussed the budget by phone yesterday. susan mcginni
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
stronger. i'm dana king. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> they punch us in the stomach. they slap us. >> bullied at school. even more troubling is what happened when these two girls spoke up. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. tonight we hear from those bay area fifth graders, girls who tell us they are being bullied, even physically threatened at school, and that teachers aren't doing anything about it. watch what allen martin found when he went to check out the school. >> reporter: the school sign proclaims in bold letters, be safe, responsible, respectful. but cooper elementary school in vallejo is anything but, according to these two fifth graders. >> they punch us in the stomach. they slap us. >> reporter: samantha and autumn say they're constantly bullied in school by two brothers. samantha's parents say they knew there was a problem. >> my daughter coming home crying, telling me she was being called names, tramp, whore, slut. >> reporter: but the bullying got much worse. >> he said, i know where you live. i was like, how? i looked at his hand an
CBS
Nov 30, 2012 4:00am PST
cold that i knew i had to do something. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 30, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. republican reaction to the initial white house offer to resolve the fiscal cliff was anything but flattering. one republican called the offer an insult. both sides are digging in their heels on raising taxes on upper income earners. the white house proposal includes $1.6 trillion in taxes over a decade, 400 billion for medicare, 50 billion in stimulus spending and the end of congressional control over the debt ceiling. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, terrell, good morning. the president's opening salvo there was not well received by republicans. they balked at his plan. he's taking his message to middle class americans at a factory that makes toys. it's a trip republicans are calling an irritant. president obama leaves the white house this morning to head to a toy factory in pennsylvania. he'll tell americans the fiscal cliff will cause holiday shopping to plummet. >> let
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> round two of the storm is just getting started. we're gonna pinpoint the areas that will get hit the hardest. good evening. i'm dana king. >> i'm allen martin. ken bastida has the night off. so let's get right to chief meteorologist paul deanno who is tracking the storm on cbs 5 hi-def doppler. >> we've been talking about this rainfall since thanksgiving. we've known it's been coming for about seven days. tonight, it's finally here. the heavy rainfall has arrived. now enveloping just about all of the bay area. check it out. from clear lake, south to cloverdale, napa, vacaville, all now getting a steady soaking rainfall. the 680 corridor, also tapping into the rain, all the way down the pleasanton. look at all that rain, due west of san francisco. san mateo, half moon bay, it will be pouring in the city within the hour. the heaviest rainfall still to the north. it's creeping to the south, though, and tomorrow is going to be a washout, wet all day, windy as well at times, with rough surf and a slight thunderstorm cha
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 4:00am PST
highest cultural awards. honors, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. negotiations continue today in washington to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, but so far there's been more rhetoric than resolve. there's now less than a month to head off the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in next year. john boehner said he can't believe the latest white house proposal. the obama administration insists there's no deal without a tax increase. susan mcginnis is in washington with details this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. it may appear the two sides are nowhere but these talks are expected to pick up dramatically very soon. december is here and as they say here in washington the lawmakers can smell the jet fumes meaning the planes taking them home for their holiday recess. what we're hearing there should be a deal by christmas. the white house is already decorated for the holidays but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we
CBS
Dec 1, 2012 6:30pm PST
! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> good evening. tonight the lull before the next storm, a chance to clean up. the bay area braces for another round from the river of rain. the rain is starting to come down in napa. these are pictures from the last hour. let's get to meteorologist paul deanno on the latest when the next wave will arrive. >> tracking the rainfall with cbs 5 high def doppler radar. and it is pouring in san francisco. how about that. this is ahead of the next big wave. this is bonus rainfall if you will, though i doubt many people call it bonus. san francisco out by the airport, north across the golden gate to mill valley, over to richland, down to oakland, we're looking at heavy rainfall and light to moderate rain as well. and san jose and cupertino getting rain. and widespread rainfall totallies of 1 to 2 inches. that's why we have a flash flood watch for the north bay, the coast and the mountains and a flood warning for the napa river and the russian river and it's going to be windy as
CW
Dec 3, 2012 10:00pm PST
system. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook is in san francisco where crews are working to get the trains back on track. liz? >> reporter: yeah, between 40,000 to 50,000 commuters were affected this evening. some took over two hours to get home. the muni meltdown all began here with a gruesome accident. >> all of a sudden she came across and i had seen her and the trolley. i mean it kept going past her and i had seen her. but when the trolley went past, i didn't see her. >> reporter: brandon watched as a woman in a wheelchair clipped the back of the trolley dragged underneath the trolley car along market from deloris to church street. >> she might have been bending over when the incident occurred. >> reporter: the woman was taken to the hospital for life- threatening injuries. that accident happened at 5:30 shutting down service. 45 minutes later, another meltdown. the transformer that gives power to all the underground lines blew up. shutting down service to the entire underground transits. >> apparently it was damaged with water damage yesterday. >> reporter: the massive shutdown forced thou
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
far, we have not received a reply. reporting live from millbrae, i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. >>> the chp says it's busted three of the carquinez bridge bandits. they are accused in a rash of robberies on the bridge earlier this year. investigators say the men would pull up in stolen cars wearing masks and then demand cash from the tolltakers. >> they would approach the toll plaza and either demand money, show a weapon, sometimes not and then just flee on interstate 80. >> surveillance video and other evidence ties the trio to at least three heists according to police. but they think there could be more bridge bandits out there. >>> other bay area headlines. traffic on the san mateo bridge just reopened after a crash in just the last hour. live pictures now of eastbound traffic. the accident itself not so bad but traffic backed up for miles as crews cleaned up the mess. >>> a hit-and-run driver who struck an oakland police officer last night is still on the loose. it happened around 11:00 last night near 6th and washington. police tell us the officer wasn't seriously hurt but the driver c
CBS
Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> round two packed quite a punch. flooding, power outages, downed trees. and the worst is yet to come. good evening. i'm allen martin. ken bastida has the night off. >> and i'm dana king. let's get right to it with chief meteorologist paul deanno, who is tracking storm no. 3 on cbs 5 hi-def doppler. >> we have storm no. 3, not here yet. it will be about 24 more hours before the meat of that storm moves in. the hi-def doppler looking a lot dryer tonight. this time last night, we had all that pouring rain. that said, it's not dry everywhere. along alexander valley road, we're looking at some light to moderate showers there. cloverdale, we're wet. but we are dry from san francisco all the way up to san mateo. further south to mountain view and cupertino. this break continues. we'll see scattered showers on and off. but there's more heavy rainfall before we're finished. because of that next round of rain, storm no. 3, the flash flood watch for the north bay and the mountains continues. the flood watch for the russian riv
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
station? >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, december 7, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. a strong earthquake hit northeastern japan this morning, the magnitude 7.3 quake struck in the early evening in the same area that suffered a powerful quake and tsunami last year. a tsunami warning has been issued. residents have been told to move to higher ground. the fukushima nuclear plant has not been damaged. the quake was felt as far south as tokyo. lucy craft is in tokyo. what can you tell us? >> reporter: no reports of damage or injury. it's still way too early. we have a tsunami warning. the tide is about three feet or two meters or one meter, i should say. very interesting, this time the warnings came very fast and furious. the announcer was yelling at people to get to higher ground. big difference this year. >> we were watching in our newsroom as the alerts came in. what did you feel, what did you experience there? was it anything noticeable? >> i was talking to someone on the phone and she said she should get off the phone, this is a big one
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
middleton. mark phillips with an announcement today from the palace. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. president obama sent a sharp warning today to bashar al-assad the syrian dictator who is fighting a rebellion by his own people. assad has not used his chemical weapons, including nerve gas, but the possibility that he might threatens to pull the united states into that middle east conflict. here's how mr. obama put it. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command. the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> pelley: so why did the president say it today? david martin hat the pentagon has been talking to his sources. >> reporter: this is a commercial satellite photo of a syrian chemical weapons base. u.s. monitoring of roughly two dozen bases like this indicates the assad regime has begun preparing its chemical weapons for us
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
wild through the streets. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 29, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. and a little more than a month the u.s. economy could experience a severe shock. that is if leaders in washington can't come up with a budget deal. scares of automatic spending cuts and tax increases could take effect january 1st. democrats moved by president obama and congressional republicans signaled they are willing to compromise on changing tax rates and spending reductions but the negotiations are moving very, very slowly. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the president is sending his top two negotiators to talk with lawmakers today about possible spending cuts. he's also getting ready to take his fiscal cliff message on the road. he'll try to convince the american people the best way to avoid the fiscal cliff is to extend the bush era tax cuts for the middle class. >> it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> reporter: president obama is
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm PST
than 100 crab fishing boats idled in port today. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec at pier 45 in san francisco, where the fresh crab supply may fail to satisfy the big holiday demand. >> reporter: can you hear the rejoicing coming from under the sea here behind me? crabs are off the hook for now. and they have been all week. the boats there behind me, those are cab boats. and they have been idle since monday. >>> nobody's making money. >> reporter: tensions are high on pier 45 where a lone crab boat came in this morning. a strike has all the others docked. >> we're tied up negotiating with the processors. >> reporter: a dispute over the price. they had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season in november but demand went down after thanksgiving so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat association says no deal. >> there's not that much crab left out there. we took a big whack out of it. so it should be worth as much or more than before. >> reporter: this boat which locals call a scab came from oregon. >> trying to keep everything going. >> reporter: t
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
visitors. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, december 5, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff both republicans and white house hold their lines and no formal talks yesterday. president obama said he wasn't ruling out some reductions in entitlement programs such as medicare and social security, meanwhile house speaker john boehner has to win over hard liners in his own party. susan mcginnis is following it all. >> reporter: hi. good morning. there are some glimmers of common ground here among the two sides that could form the basis of a deal. the president is now talking about actually lowering the tax rate for the top 2% not now but later. and republicans are now taking some heat over their latest plan a lot of it from within their own party. >> five, four -- >> reporter: house speaker john boehner led the countdown to the lighting of the capitol hill christmas tree last night. >> one. >> reporter: but a different countdown weighs on the minds of these lawmakers, the countdown to the fi
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Nov 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
had to do what we had to do. we had to save the ship. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the u.s. economy is looking significantly stronger tonight than it of did just a short while ago. have a look. the government revised its estimate of third quarter growth from 2% to 2.7. that means the economy was growing more than twice as fast in the third quarter as it was in the second when growth was just 1.3%. so, are we turning a corner or is this a one-quarter wonder? we asked anthony mason to find out. >> reporter: business is looking rosy at the internet retailer wine.com. new york general manager chris boone is expecting a strong holiday season. in from thanksgiving on, we've got our running shoes on, and we're running and hustling. >> reporter: wine.com just had a huge third quarter. sales jumped 15%, and the company recently expanded into a new warehouse. >> the old warehouse we had was 15,000 square feet. this current one is 30,000. it's great for us, it's great for business, and i'm happy to ae the growth. >> rep
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Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm PST
now some are cleaning up the mess that was left behind. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in san francisco with a family that's feeling lucky today. >> reporter: while it is bad here at home, it could have been much worse. crews are right now in the process of cleaning up after this massive tree fell on the home. >> i was asleep. i woke up and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. this 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on this home on russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> four feet close as my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: a neighbor got a rude awakening, too. >> i just heard the most massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: then she looked out of her window. >> then a saw a wall of water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also richard down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: a neighbor happens to be part of a neighborhood group that's been campaigning for s
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Nov 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
neighborhood. pg&e crews are doing everything they can today to prevent power outages tomorrow. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco with pg&e's tree trimming team. they have been out all morning. >> reporter: yes. they have been hitting different spots across the bay area, frank and michelle. we know what it's like to be in the storm. we not high winds and the heavy -- we know the high winds and the heavy rain but prepping is a major task. pg&e showed us their offensive tactics they use. pg&e ready for round 2 of storms to hit the bay area. the next one even bigger than the first. >> we are out here trimming trees as we can and do year round but any break in the storm we'll be out there restoring folks and getting ready for the next wave of storms. >> reporter: off the bay area coast we saw a preview of what's to come. strong winds paired with a heavy sheet of rain is a combination that could result in massive power outages. >> when you get this wind, this 'em on in the season, a lot of the leaves are still on the trees that we can see here. acts like sails and can bring
CW
Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm PST
refused to give up the search. >> it's been a rough haul waiting all those days. >> cbs reporter describes the woman's ordeal as she waited and eventually went for help. >> last night -- >> reporter: linda says it's a miracle her sister survived. paul la lane spent six nights stranded in the elements. surviving on snow and tomatoes. >> she's a survivor. she loves life. >> reporter: last thursday paula and her boyfriend rod clifton were on their way back. rod left to find help but never returned. a day later, paula went looking too. >> it's been a rough haul waiting all those days trying to know if she made it or not. >> reporter: rod didn't survive and time was running out for paula. last night paula's family told her twin sons their mother may not be coming home. but shortly after that her brother found paula. >> when that call came from my brother it was a miracle. >> reporter: paula is expected to fully recover from nothing more severe than minor frostbite. >> she was one very lucky person. i don't know what she did. what footwear she had. gods good grace, but she was lucky it
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
negotiations. nevertheless, cbs news has learned the following: the speaker and the president spoke before treasury secretary tkpwaoeugter in'sers.e.c.geithner's comments about going over the cliff, the conversation was described as brief, meaning shorter than the 28-minute conversation speaker boehner and the president had last week. also those familiar with the conversation tell me -- or do not used a skwrebgive thes like "curt," "frank" and "direct" meaning it was probably more gentle. also i'm told scott this is no longer a time for check-in phone calls between these two leaders. everything now is substantive about the underlying merit of what treasury secretary tkpwaoeugter ins.e.c. geithnerrepublicans believe this can be done through tax loopholes not raising rates on the wealthiest americans. >> pelley: we asked chip reid to visit with a family staring over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: sean and jody watson have four daughters ages five to 14 and know all too well the sacrifices and sleepless nights endured by middle-class families in a struggling economy. >> we don't go out to eat
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
. it's inconvenient and will last quite some time. ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >>> in the santa cruz mountains a whole section of hillside simply vanished taking the road with it. vine hill road in scotts valley remains closed in both directions near the highway 17 summit. cruise don't know how long it will take to fix that and reopen it to traffic. >> communities across the bay area are still dealing with downed trees, power problems and muddy roads. hundreds of homeowners also had their hands full are leaky roofs. local roofers say the calls have been pouring in. >> we got so many calls that right now everybody is probably waiting just for the appointment to see what's needed to be done on the roof. an average of a week and a half. >> that's just the estimate. many companies are already backed up about six weeks for repairs. and it wasn't just the rain that caused problems. strong wins knocked down power lanes all across the bay area. leaving hundreds of thousands without power. pg&e crews worked through the night restoring power to 99% of the customers affected. and they are still
CBS
Dec 2, 2012 5:30pm PST
weather predictions before they decide what to do. live in napa, cbs 5. >>> and along the flood river, the flood warning fourgonville is canceled. this is a look at the russian river. because of lag times between rainfall and runoff getting to the river it is still expected to swell just below flood stage. and with any major storm there were problems on the roads this morning. in one case the water caused a pothole to open up on highway 4 in pittsburgh. two dozen -- two dozen cars hit it and had to pull over. this is on the westbound side of highway 4. crews shut down the free way to make repairs. >>> and the rain makes the roads wet and slick it was a bad scenario on highway 24 in orinda as a series of crashes tied up the eastbound labe for a few hours and then it got first. cbs 5 reporter ann maco vick shows us what happened to three firefighters at the accident scene. >> they never saw this suv coming at them. >> reporter: photographer glenn necessariy was shooting an accident on highway 24 when he saw another happen before his eyes. an suv clipped a fire truck, flipped over and hit six
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." democrats are calling president obama's plan to avoid the fiscal cliff an opening bid. some republicans have different words for it, joke. >> major garret is at the white house and reports on the president's plan and the strong reaction it got from republicans on capitol hill. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah t. the white house brought real numbers and republicans called them an insult, concocted in never neverland. so much for a week of work here in washington to avert what's called the fiscal cliff. treasury secretary tim geithner gave house republicans new ideas on resolving the fiscal cliff. and left with their anger ringing throughout the capitol. >> no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. i've got to tell you, i'm disappointed. >> reporter: here are the big white house numbers. for $4 trillion deficit reduction in ten years, $1.6 trillion comes from households earning more than $250,000 a year. $400 billion in entitle
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
kate middleton. her number one advice, find out who the father is. captioning funded by cbs e to cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." headline out of washington, a lot of talk. not a lot of action. not surprisingly, the white house and congress remain far from any deal to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. >> with just 27 days to go, republicans are not talking with the obama administration and the president is only talking on tv. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. yesterday at the white house there were vague references to conversations about the the fiscal cliff with congress iion republicans. i can confirm this morning through my sources here at the white house and on capitol hill that there were no substantive conversations or negotiations yesterday at all. no formal e-mails, to conversations, nothing. house speaker boehner's countdown led to the lighting of the capitol hill christmas tree last night. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: but washington is counting down this month to the dark unknown of the fi
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but cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran explains, they still managed to give themselves away. >> this case was an excellent example of law enforcement working together for a common goal of public safety. >> reporter: chp investigators through surveillance video and evidence were able to tie at least three of the ten robberies to three vallejo men. >> in the past 7 days, two of the suspects were arrested and a third is also in custody. he was already in custody on an unrelated matter. >> reporter: the suspects would wear masks making it difficult to id them through video. one big clue in the case, the cars used in the robberies were stolen and the three suspects were known car thieves. >> we knew from past experience car thieves and surveillance led to names of people that were involved. >> reporter: the robberies went from last year to may of this year. they used a variety of weapons and threatening toll plaza employees. in total almost $6,000 was stolen. >> they would approach the toll plaza and show a weapons, sometimes not, and flee on i- 80. >> reporter: they stepped up security at the
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news. in high definition. >> stranded for hours a total melt down in one bay area city tonight because of the storms. >> good evening i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. shut down for hours because of a power outage. liz. >> reporter: dana, between 40 and 50,000 commuters were effected by the massive melt down this evening. look behind me. as you said all under ground transit stations shut down tonight. many are still trying to figure out how to get home. the chaos began with a grew some accident earlier this evening. >> i seen her. when the trollly went back i didn't see her. >> a woman in a wheelchair clipped the backside of a westbound trollly and was dragged underneath the car along market from delores to church street. >> the woman was taken to sf general for life-threatening injuries. the accident shut down service from the f trolly. 45 minutes later another melt down. this time the transformer that gives power to all the under ground lines blew up. shutting down service to the entire under ground transit. apparently it was damaged with wa
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road hazard in lafayette. and that's where cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is with it's going to take to clean it up. >> reporter: the city has a huge project on its hands. the city manager said this is the largest sinkhole he hasstein in more than 20 years and going to take a lot of time and money to fix it. a big problem in one lafayette neighborhood a 20-foot sinkhole swallowing a section of mountain view drive near downtown. chris lives steps away in this blue house. the sinkhole is practically in his front yard goosiery. sounded like a big crushing -- crumbling in. >> reporter: the sinkhole opened up yesterday after heavy rain. the creek under the street was running high with debris. >> it plugged the talbot, goes under the road, the water had nowhere to go and so it eroded the road around the culvert and collapsed the road. >> reporter: neighbors can't believe it. >> absolutely amazing. never seen anything like this in my life, never dreamed of it. by knew the area flooded on -- we knew the area flooded on new year's in 1977 but never saw this before. >> i have never seen t
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flooded, properties damaged. this is only the second of three big storms. >> cbs 5 hi-def doppler tracking the storm and making sense of it all. one busy guy today our meteorologist lawrence karnow. it's nonstop from the get-go because it's a slow-moving storm. it's different than the last one that moved through. urban and small stream flood advisory for most of the bay area except napa and sonoma counties. we have to watch out for flooding in the san jose area. they continue to see rain coming down there. moderate to heavy rain. they are not the only ones. east bay seeing plenty of rain, as well. but we are starting to get an idea we may be getting toward the back side but the rainfall is impressive. this is about the last 12 hours. almost 8" of rain in venado in the north bay, over 7" and counting in mount umunum in the santa cruz mountains, over 3" in santa rosa an inch in san francisco, 1.47" in concord, 1.19" in san jose. we are seeing the become side of this coming up here. another storm on the way will bring heavy rain and flooding. we'll keep our eyes on that for you. >> thank you.
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Dec 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. president obama dug in his heels today insisting on tax revenues for higher income earners but at a hint of compromise he said he would consider lowering tax breaks again next year. mr. obama wants to raise taxes on individuals who make more than $200,000 a year and on couples making more than $250. he said this today. the way to recovery. bill whitaker reports from california. schools close as the flu bug spreads. elaine quijano reports on where the virus is woshs and how efgtd the vaccine can be. and what city in america. >> raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with >> the issues is that we are going to have to raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with very you have to cuts that we've already made and we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> pelley: that, the republican house speaker said in response, will never work. the republican counter offer cuts spending and raises taxes for
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
will one day be crowned king or queen of england. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. it did not take long for the white house to dismiss the republican counteroffer, the proposal to avoid the so called fiscal cliff. it is a $2.2 trillion offer that does not raise the tax rate on the wealthiest americans and that has become the central issue of the negotiations. the white house says republicans still are not ready to get serious. susan mcginnis is in washington with the back and forth details. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. gop leaders here on capitol hill sent their plan to the white house in this letter on monday, and now that both initial offers are out there, both sides say it's time to get serious. governors from six states are headed here to washington today to tell president obama their thoughts on the fiscal cliff. the bipartisan group says both sides need to work together to avoid the tax increases and spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year. >> no one's going to get what the
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
december 6, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." breaking news -- hillary clinton pulled a key meeting on the crisis in syria. this as concern grows over the possible use of chemical weapons. >>> the duchess of cambridge heads home after leaving a london hospital. new fallout after an embarrassing phone hoax. >>> and a contractor online. is that fair? plus anderson cooper talks being blinded by the light. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye-opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this would cross a red line and those responsible would are held to kwt. >> pressure grows to stop the syrian regime. >>> credible use of weapons by syria. >> if that gas discharges it would take only one minute to kill tens of thousands of people. >> i would not put it past assad to use this weapon it's the kind of regime he's been leading. >> where are they taking you, john? >> to jail. >> john mcafee under arrest in guatemala for entering the country illegally. >> he vanished after his neighbor was found dead. >> the administration, are they prepared to go over the fiscal cliff. >> abso
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is telling local police agencies don't have to follow federal rules when holding them. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on why the ag has a problem with the feds. grace. >> reporter: she says the intent was good but the execution is overly brought meaning i.c.e. is deporting too many people. according to her research, about a third of the 28,000 people deported were not even criminals and -- 82,000 people deported were not even criminals and she issued the policy change today. >> that's been some confusion and we have been approached by law enforcement up and down the state asking for clarity. >> reporter: she issued a bulletin to all law enforcement agencies in california. if i.c.e. asks someone to detail someone they don't have to. she believes the program called security community or s-com is voluntary, not mandatory under the law. currently it requires a police send fingerprints to the department of homeland security whenever they arrest someone. the change now is that if i.c.e. wants to detain them, local law enforcement does not have to keep them in custody. >> i want
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. >>> more than 7" of rain fell in the santa cruz mountains and cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez has that part of our coverage and word of a death that may be linked to this storm. joe. >> reporter: dana, we have spent our time up here in the santa cruz mountains but along the coastline in the swollen sokel creek which is in the town of capitola, this morning joggers found a body that washed up in the creek. now, police are being careful about this body. they are saying there is no sign of foul play. they say it appears to be a man in his 30s. but coincidentally there were also signs for a missing person in the area. so they are not positive that man was a victim of the storm. that investigation continues. now, back out live here in the mountains. folks here are used to the rain perhaps a little too used to as we saw folks clearing a road in what might be a dangerous manner. the san lorenzo river is rushing fast. in fact, carol hendricks says it appears to be rising more dramatically than she has seen in years. she says 1 1/2 days ago it was tow dry you could walk across the bottom near d
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simpson is bringing his message to a new generation. >> gangnam style. >> on "cbs this morning." >> boo boo a star earning a spot on barbara walters 2012 list of most fascinating people. >> then barbara said i can't do this [ bleep ] anymore and retired. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." crisis in syria may be deepening, but there are also signs of a potential breakthrough. sources tell cbs news the united states has detected signs that syria's government is preparing chemical weapons for possible use. >> secretary of state clinton is holding an unscheduled meeting in ireland with the special envoy to syria. it is a sign that russia may be switching sides to put pressure on syria to stop the fighting. margaret brennan is in dublin covering those talks. good morning, margaret. do you think this is a sign of a diplomatic breakthrough? >> reporter: norah, it's a sign of a possible diplomatic breakthrough. u.n. envoy to syria is flying here to dublin for this last-minute meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton and the russian foreign minister. it m
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. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. whether the u.s. enters the war in syria appears to be up to the dictator bashar al-assad. on monday, david martin reported orte the assad regime had given orders to prepare chemical weapons for possible use to put down the revolt that has been raging in that country for more than a year and a half. oesident obama said the use of these weapons of mass bestruction would be totally unacceptable. well, tonight, david has new intelligence to report, and we have three stories on the breaking news in syria. we'll start with martin at the pentagon. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence so far has not detected any emgns syria is loading chemical weapons on to aircraft, but defense secretary panetta said it appears the embattled assad regime is preparing to do just that. >> there is no question that we remain very concerned, very thecerned that as the opposition advances, in particular on hemascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. ing eporter: monitoring
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. that and a whole lot more on cbs "this morning saturday," saturday, december 1, 2012. >>> december 1st. >> i know it's kind of shocking. >> we're already in december. welcome to the weekend. we're really excited here this morning. identify been looking forward to this literally for months. we have a legendary chef with's thomas keller one of the country's premier chefs and he'll share i had ultimate dish. we'll eat. we'll chat. i'm certain we're going to enjoy it and i hope you too. i literally have been looking forward to this for months. >> we got some great sounds. five guys from utah who call themselves the piano guys, already a huge hit on the internet. they had 185 million hits on youtube and they will play for us this morning. we begin this morning with the so-called fiscal cliff one from today unless washington gets its act together 90% of americans will see their taxes rise as a series of tax increase and spending cuts take effect. yet negotiations between the white house and congressional republicans are at a standstill. anna werner is in our washington bureau. good morni
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. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in daly city in the neighborhood that was recently hit by a river of mud from a pipe that fell apart. we can't forget those images, cate. >> reporter: no. i know that the city has spent close to half million dollars trying to replace the soil and vegetation in this area. and city leaders even admitted to us that there could be more aging pipes in the area. but the reality is for most cities, the money to do the work is not there. as we have seen in the past, aging pipes and storm drains pushed past their limits sometimes caused by relentless storms also causing devastating damage sometimes deadly accidents. the american society of civil engineers says putting off maintenance work is not an option and it's that cautionary tale for the bay area. pay now or pay up to 10 times more later. engineers grade the bay area's roadways, urban stormwater and flood control a desperately low "d." the bay area needs to spend nearly $3 billion a year to maintain the infrastructure. >> pipelines that were designed to be in the ground for 30 years are now in the ground f
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>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> everything is gone. >> robbed a bay area youth group standed on the other side of the country. good afternoon everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. they had traveled from oakland to florida for a youth conference and now members with wondering who would steal their luggage, ids and money. cate cauguiran joins us are from the news room. >> the cash they had on hand was for the entire trip. one member told us they were on the way to the bank and dropped did off and they got hungry and decided to stop. the story has a good ending but it was a rough couple of days for the church group. >> the amount of money that you stole, so you stole dreams, you stole those things that we wanted to do. and you had just left not just me, but you have left many people right now without a shelter, without fooded. >> this group of 24 from oakland's group went to south florida for a youth conference. >> we come excited, eager to receive the things that god has for us, and unexpectedly all of this happens. >> reporter: the
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. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at one station where they explain why the closures may be necessary. >> reporter: it would involve four station in contra costa county including 12 i martinez. the district says that's their only options. neighbors say it can't be true. >> i think it's shame. i live in this community and this neighborhood. i have always safe and secure. >> it makes me scared of what could potentially happen if it takes an extra five minutes for a different firehouse to come down. >> reporter: their fear not enough to make change. the reality, contra costa county couldn't get enough votes. the county's fire protection district's funding measure, measure q, failed to pass the november ballot. now four stations are on the chopping block. >> the decision to close a fire station is not easy. there is no perfect modem. we don't go to school to learn how to close fire stations. >> reporter: the fire protection district covers 300 square miles serving 600,000 neighbors. leaders say industry standards require at least 600 firefighters on staff based off the area they
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. then again -- captioning funded by cbs en again -- >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. the northeastern coast of japan is still recovering from a devastating tsunami, less than two years ago. this morning, history threatened to repeat itself. >> that's right. a major earthquake struck in the pacific ocean overnight, setting off tsunami warnings in that same area that was hit so hard back in march 2011. lucy craft is in tokyo. lucy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this latest quake is just another reminder of how terribly vulnerable japan is to an assortment of natural disasters. memories of that triple tragedy in 2011 are vivid for all of us, but especially up in the northeastern coast of japan, which has yet to rebuild since last year's tragedy. here in tokyo, the 7.3 magnitude earthquake rattled windows and shook walls for several minutes. buildings swayed but there were no immediate reports of damage or death. there were ten injuries. off the northeast coast. sirens blaired as officials issued immediate war
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the attorney general's decision today. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> police say an attack on an autistic teenager was a random crime. but they say they have their man. oakland police arrested gary atkinson for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16-year- old. the teenager had left her group home on college avenue in oakland last tuesday. she was found in san francisco two days later. police say she was taken there by force. >> no connection to the suspect and she did not go -- it wasn't -- she went there against her will. she was taken there against her will. >> police say they are charging atkinson with three counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping, and committing lewd acts on a child. police also say the victim is now at home recovering with her family. >>> accusations are flying over alameda county's proposed drone program. the sheriff's office says it needs the mini spy planes for emergencies like search-and- rescue. but civil rights activists say that's not the whole roof to and have proof. ann notarangelo reports. >> reporter: the day gang with aclu saying the sher
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kardashians. >>> welcome >>> welcome to "cbs this morn on fing." on friday we told you republicans on capitol hill ed a whitehite house proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff a joke. this morning the man who made that offer is telling the other er e it's time to put up or shut up. >> and the speaker of the house says the president knows what republicans want but with just 29 days left, it's looking as though both sides are playing a game of political chicken. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning out west. that's right. 29 days until the fiscal cliff. the real deadline could be even closer. one of the negotiators tells cbs news that to actually get the deal done by the end of the year a plan needs to be in place by but at nd-december. ut at the moment, very few are optimistic about that. >> t >> there's no path to an ag agreement. thates not involve republicans acknowledging that rates have to go up for the wealthiest americans. geithneury secretary tim ompromisetalked tough on sunday. promising any compromise must n thede a tax rate in
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, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> we had some heavy rainfall this evening and that wasn't even round 3. the timetable of when this heavy rainfall will arrive and when it's finally going to move out. coming up. >>> moving people and homes out of the danger tonight. the river communities bracing tonight for floods. emergency crews kept business on the peninsula during a torrential rain. good evening. i'm ann notarangelo. well, here we go again. the last drenching round of rain from the triple whammy of moisture coming off the pacific. this last storm moved ashore about dinnertime and many parts of the bay area have been getting soaked ever since. let's get right to chief meteorologist paul deanno for the timing on this last wave of rain. >> what you had this evening appeared to be heavy enough that you may have thought it was that last wave of rainfall but actually it was a couple hours before the main event. hi-def doppler tracked that heavy rainfall all evening long, especially over the peninsula, the
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online at cbssf.com/weather. reporting from napa, roberta gonzales cbs 5. >>> thank you. one north bay community is always on alert during heavy rains. san anselmo has seen some very serious flooding over the years. but some businesses there tell cbs 5's mike sugerman, there is no need to make a big production out of it. >> reporter: well, allen, at san anselmo it is raining now and i'm by the creek and it's actually a beautiful sight. but it would take coming up to about here to actually flood and a lot of people are saying, i don't think that's going to really happen. it's november in san anselmo and here comes the rain. residents know when that happens, the news comes up to cover it. >> a big pain in the ass, kind of like vultures. >> reporter: san anselmo has had floods in 1982 and 2005. it was under water, $100 million in damage last time. people who live here get nervous when it rains. >> the news media has made it scary to come to san anselmo. >> reporter: susan's business is down this week over past years. >> every time it sprinkles in san anselmo, all the news trucks show up a
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taxpayers millions of dollars. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo explains saving birds turned out to be a projector much larger than expected. >> reporter: the bart board of directors is expected to approve the $5 million price tag for overtime and equipment. the cost of either shooing these birds away or protecting the ones that decided to stay. >> we had a sense of what we were going to get into, but we didn't really understand how -- the magnitude of it. >> reporter: who could have imagined that red-tailed hawks, house finches and morning doves could be so stubborn. there are prime nesting acres along the pacific flyway and a favorite nesting spot for 500 protected species. >> during the peak of construction in 2011, it was just -- i thought we were at war with birds. it was like the movi "birds." they were everywhere. >> reporter: bart is building the warm springs extension near lake elizabeth and something had to give, not the birds. one morning dove pair tried 11 times in one day to build its nest. >> if anybody had an idea we tried it. we tried sprinklers, reflective tape, ribbons,
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. oing. captioning sponsored by cbs ponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. three b.p. oil company employees appeared in federal court today, heo of them charged with 11 counts of involuntary manslaughter. those are for the 11 crewmen killed in 2010 when the deepwater horizon explode excluded and sank in the gulf of mexico. the well ran wild for more than 80 days, unleashing the largest accidental oil spill in history. mark strassmann is covering the courthouse for us in new orleans tonight. mark. mark. >> reporter: scott, this prosecution moves away from the b.p. spill's environmental and economic impacts. instead, its the preventable deaths of 11 people. bob kaluza oversaw safety for b.p. aboard the deepwater horizon when the rig exploded. >> i did not cause this tragedy. i am innocent. and i put my trust, reputation, and future in the hands of the judge and the jury. >> reporter: donald vidrine, another b.p. senior supervisor aboard the rig, also pleaded not guilty. they were in charge of a test that indicated a combustible gas ha
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raising major concerns for fewer crews on the scene right now. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is live with video. >> reporter: frank and michelle, that gushing water actually slammed into the scaffolding of the building behind me. you can see that damage there. you can see part of the beam has been bent in and that's why the roads are blocked, because authorities are right now trying to assess if that scaffolding i safe. video from earlier shows gushing watertown 40 feet high. water at up to 40 feet. they were trying to pull over a driver for a minor traffic violation, he fled and crashed into a hydrant causing the water break. police took the driver into custody suspected of dui and we don't know at this point if the driver sustained any injuries. back out live, essex street off folsom is blocked. if you are going to the bay bridge, you have to find a different route. a firefighter said that they are going to assess the safety of that scaffolding and once they find out it is safe they will reopen these roads hopefully that can be soon. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran,
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last night. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco with information on this morning's commute. >> reporter: it's going to be tricky for commuters this morning. most of those underground muni trains will be running with a few exceptions. the n-judah and the j-church will be modified. so commuters will need to make modifications. all underground muni trains were shut down last night. a spokesman for the transit group says a blown transformer caused the muni meltdown around 6 p.m. the peak of evening commute. >> apparently it was damaged with water damage from yesterday. >> we waited in the subway and, of course, they never tell you how long it's going to be. >> reporter: this morning, commuters on the j and n lines, they will run a modified service. this is so workers can correct an electrical system. muni had a lot on its hands yesterday. we're still unsure about a wheelchair-bound woman's condition this morning. she suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by f market train at church and market. police are still investigating how this happened. and now going
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funded by cbs republicans seem to be at a standstill. >> on monday gop leaders made their counter offer to president obama and officials quickly dismissed it. major garrett is at the white house this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. there's no prospect for a deal and not much talking going on either. for the first time there are numbers on the pieces of paper from the white house and the congressional republicans. there are disagreements from both sides of how serious those numbers are. for the first time there are boundaries to find agreement in the middle if those numbers yield themselves to politics. republicans put their plan in writing. the white house says it should have saved the paper and ink. republicans remain opposed to raising income tax rates. overall, their plan is lighter on taxes and heavier on spending ing cuts than the white house prefers. gop offered $800 billion in tax increases by eliminating or reducing unspecified deductions. $600 billion in entitlement cuts and $300 billion. white house wanted $600 billion in cuts but no
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civil rights attorneys to avoid a takeover. they agreed to a compliance director. cbs 5 insider says both sides can claim a partial victory. >> reporter: the plaintiffs will have someone within the department to make sure that changes are made. and if they aren't made they can go to the court and ask for changes in the police chief and command staff. the city on the other hand gets to hold on to its popular police chief and gets another shot at making things good with the plaintiffs. what they avoid is a complete federal takeover. something that would be an embarrassment for the city and could lead to a judge telling them they don't have enough cops. >> crime was the subject of a neighborhood meeting in oakland just a few hours ago. the mayor was there. so was the police chief. neighbors tell cbs 5 recorder linda yee it seems to them that it was more talk and few real promises of any action. >> reporter: the mayor and police brass admitted up front violent crime is on the rise. specifically robberies. >> i feel your pain. >> reporter: deputy chief, captains, lieutenants talked about
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as a health and safety issue as well and it's big. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington tells us about the clean-up and how long it might take to get it all fixed. >> reporter: blame the weather for the sinkhole but this is definitely not what the people who live in this neighborhood want to see out of their window. a 20-foot sinkhole that goes over two lanes of traffic. this morning we have seen trucks with pg&e with the city and sanitation crews on the scene with a long day of clean- up. now, nobody was hurt but this is causing some problems for the people here. water was turned off to repair the lines last night. this happened because of the storms we had. heavy rains overflowed a creek which eroded the ground causing it to suddenly fall. this morning roads are closed but detours are in place. but if you come back live to us one more look at that sinkhole, it is going to take quite a while to come up with a solution. they need to come up with a permanent plan and at this point the road is going to have to be replaced. in lafayette, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> another
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sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. we depend on goods shipped in from overseas. but a strike has effectively shut down the point of entry for many of those goods. the ports of los angeles and long beach, california. they are critical, because those ports handle about 39% of all the goods that arrive by ship. it came to about $200 billion worth this year. what's behind this strike? here's john blackstone in l.a. >> reporter: it began with 70 workers. now all 800 members of their union are on strike. but 10,000 other dock workers are refusing to cross the picket line. that has brought the normally busy port to a new stand still. geraldine knatz directs the port of los angeles. >> there's probably about a billion dollars worth of goods that come through this port everyday and we probably got about 900,000 or so people in the southland whose jobs are tied to the activity going through this port. >> reporter: the ports are clogged with 16 ships waiting to be unloaded. another six are anchored off the coast. >
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the fight. but the way things are going, the fight it is on its way to him. elizabeth palmer, cbs news damascus. >> pelley: well the fight has come to egypt in the worst crisis there since the revolution two years ago. egypt's first elected president, mohamed morsi wanted to bring calm with a televised address tonight. he didn't. last month morsi granted himself near-absolute power. thousands of protesters are demanding that morsi scrap a proposed new constitution that they fear will take away many of their rights. holly williams is in cairo for us tonight. holly. >> reporter: well, scott, some people here thought that after days of protest and bloodshed, president morsi would make a major concession tonight but what he did offer won't be enough theirs opponents. they wanted him to immediately give up all of the sweeping new powers that he gave himself two weeks ago and they wanted him to postpone a referendum on egypt's new constitution, which is due to take place in under 10 days' time. they say that constitution doesn't protect the rights of all egyptians. but president morsi didn't
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. >> on "cbs this morning." for lesss part of president afford to picko cut spending, invite someone to lunch who can actually afford to pick up the tab. you are probably waking up, wondering if you are a power ball multimillionaire. there's good news and then there's bad news. >> that's right. good news, there were two winning tickets for that record $587 million jackpot. re those ticketse dream lives on only if you live in missouri or anotherwhere those tickets were sold. havet there's another drawing this saturday and we'll have re stillthe big jackpot in just a bit. t> budget problems are still unresolved this morning and the same is true in washington. 33at's where we begin this morning. >> fiscal cliff deadline, president obama sends his treasury secretary to capitol hill to negotiate with congre congressional leaders. major garret is at the white house. good morning. >> charlie and norah, even as negotiations intensify, campaigning continues at the white house. president obama is adamant about protecting existing income tax rates for middle income earners and raising them on the
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
serious injuries, as well. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco where power in the subway is back on at this hour. good morning. >> reporter: that's good news for morning commuters. again there's basically sorted out a bit of the mess. all muni lines are back on track. muni told us that this was caused by a power outage they had last night. the electrical problem happened as commuters were headed home. there was a blown transformer on van ness. >> it was damaged from water. >> computers were down in the subway. we waited and they never tell you how long it's going to be. >> reporter: the whole restoration is ahead of schedule. originally the n and j lines were supposed to be delayed this morning but when we spoke to a muni spokesman on the phone they say crews restored power about 1:30 this morning and find the electrical short in order to get all lines back and running before the big commute. now, they also had a lot more on their hands last night at church and market. muni dealt with another major problem. a woman in a wheelchair was hit by the f market line and taken to
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
new members of the state assembly took the oath of office. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee in sacramento tonight with that. grace. >> reporter: well, allen, the senate class is also sworn in today. they had 9 new members but most of them have had experience in the assembly and that's really unlike this new assembly class that we are seeing a lot of inexperienced freshmen as you mentioned. despite that and maybe because of that the atmosphere here today at the capital is actually very hopeful and excited. a lot like the first day of school. >> members elect raise your right hands and repeat after me. >> reporter: with that, california's new assembly was sworn in today with democrats dominating with 55 of the 80 members. families with young children crowded the floor with the rest of the family often waving on from up above. freshmen assemblyman frank bigelow from madera county said he was humbled by the whole process. >> yesterday i was slogging in the mud feeding cows and today here i am being sworn in as a representative of the people of the state of california. >> reporter:
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Dec 7, 2012 4:30am PST
homes. tokyo electric power says there are no problems at any of the plants. cate cauguiran cbs 5. >>> e we touched base with him briefly but let's kick it over to lawrence once again on the tsunami and everything in the bay area. >> remember that last one we were scared it did damage here. doesn't look like that's going to happen. today looks like a decent day outside. starting off with patchy dense fog in the valleys. some fog being reported in the napa valley. visibility down to half a mile there. it is going to make for a great weekend. a little chilly to start, though, the temperatures dropping off. a lot of numbers down into the 40s and even some 30s. santa rosa, 37 degrees. 50 in in san jose. 41 in livermore. temperatures in the 50s and 60ss by the afternoon. it's only going up from here for the weekend. let's check out the roads with giana. >>> first of all an accident at 1010 1/2 at -- 101 at the university onramp. no more delays until you get close to the san mateo bridge. that's where we have roadwork at the connectors at 92. elsewhere if you are coming off the bay brid
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Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. cbs -- nine supreme court judges on monday the nation's highest court will take on proposition 8. it could deny to review the case which means the lower court ruling stands and same-sex couples here in california could legally marry as soon as next week. >> are we as a society that is going to allow one category of people to be denied the same rights everyone else has? it's fundamental. and for that reason it is a very big deal. >> state attorney general. there is a good chance the supreme court will decide to review prop 8. that would mean the case would be heard early next year and decision would be made by june. >>> in other bay area headlines this morning, a manhunt in the south bay after an armed robbery turned deadly. someone shot and killed a man in his mansion on friday and during that robbery the suspect also beat up his wife according to police. now they are trying to figure outfit home was targeted or if that was a random invasion. >>> we should know by next month whether san jose will allow gambling on the top floor of the casi
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Dec 2, 2012 11:00pm PST
the summit on highway 29. cbs reporter gives us the look at that crater. >> the dirt underneath gave way just before noon and one entire lane vanished. as bad as the damage looks from the surface the remainer of the roadway remains in jeopardy as there is nothing underneath sup porting the pavement. >> within a few minutes the cracks, big pieces of asphalt, going, sliding down the hills. >> she lives so close to the road there were several lost trees in the collapse as debris rolled downhill. >> you can see the whole road is undermined. a lot of water flowing through. we lost half of the road. >> he caught some of the early damage on his phone. the rain overnight was very heavy. some came out to get a look, concerned about the impact of the road closure my lived here almost half my life and never seen this before. in the younger days we went to school here. >> unusual. >> it is. it is. it is, wow. >> the river staid within its banks near the covered bridge. an area that is flooded. >> residents were watching the river carefully. >> it rained hard last night. came up high. pretty good
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Nov 29, 2012 1:35am PST
not let you go! [ high operatic voice ] ♪ let me go ♪ [ rock ] >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> round one wasn't so bad. but the worst is yet to come. the new timetable for when the next storm will arrive. >>> good evening. i'm dana king. >> i'm allen martin. ken bastida has the night off tonight. we have team coverage of the storms headed our way. first, paul deanno. >> one down, two to go. the next two are gonna be the big ones. a lot of rainfall heading our way, but not tonight. here is our high-def doppler. can't find a drop of rainfall. here's what to expect. we will be rain-free all the way through tomorrow afternoon. but then here comes the heavy stuff. the heavy stuff will arrive from the north and we'll all be tapping into that heavy rainfall by friday morning. look at these rainfall totals. that yellow color you see in the north bay, that's five inches of rain by saturday evening. that's only round no. 2. we still have round no. 3 after that. total rainfall? we're talking 6 to 9 inches in portions of sonoma county. 5 to 9 inches for marin a
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Dec 2, 2012 6:30pm PST
. reporting live in napa, cbs 5. >>> this is the way the russian river looked it this morning. a viewer sent this picture taken sufficient ral hours before the flood warning was lifted. this is the russian river yesterday. because of lag times between the rainfall and run off getting to the river, it is expected to swell just below flood stage overnight. >>> very different problems for drivers this morning. one of the worst messes was 4 in pittsburgh -- was highway 4 in pittsburgh. this was in the westbound lanes. crews came in quickly. >>> here is what it looked like driving on 101 this morning. not many cars on the road. you can see the rain coming down hard. another problem for the roads, the rain makes them wet and slick. it was a pretty bad scenario on highway 24 where there was a series of four crashes. the last one led to these three firefighters getting hurt. cbs 5 reporter shows us the moment that it happened. >> they never saw this suv coming at them. >> reporter: this photographer was shooting an accident on highway 24 this morning when he saw another happen before his
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Dec 6, 2012 4:30am PST
. that's all we have from here. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> a deadly fire is under investigation in san francisco this morning. one person was killed in the fire in the ingleside heights neighborhood. it started about 8:30 last night on saint charles avenue and the fire was put out in less than 25 minutes and the victim was discovered. >>> deputies are investigating pleasant hill's second homicide of the year. no word yet on the victim, suspect or motive. they responded to the incident at interstate 680 and concord avenue around 9:30 last night. the first homicide was on february 10 when a 21-year-old man died during a drive-by shooting. >>> oakland police have fended off the feds and now a judge needs to sign off on this last- minute deal with civil rights attorneys. instead, they agreed to a compliance director appointed by a judge and paid for by the city. cbs 5 insider phil matier says both sides can claim a partial victory now. >> the plaintiffs will now have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that changes are made. most im
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Dec 2, 2012 10:00pm PST
little more mobile. >> cbs five. >> diners at the shellville grill in sonom accounty sits just -- the grill stays open even when the roads are closed. >> as clong as the water doesn't come in, i'm happy. >> the owner says this area is prone to flooding. he keeps pictures from past floods on the walls of the restaurant. back in 2005, the shellville grill filled with about two feet of water. >> when there's back to back storms, there's really nothing you can do expect wait it out. >> diners seemed happy to wait it out. >> i think it's great. we're kind of braving the floods. >> he has put up retaining walls and screwed wood on the door just in case. he's had to fix a lot of tam -- damage in the past but calls it character. >> i'll wait until it almost comes in the door and we exit throughout the kitchen. >> in shellville, cbs five. >> the destruction caused by toppled trees. >> it's the day after the strongest storms pounded the bay area putting this family in danger. this tree knocked this power line down and the family behind me is being kept inside for safety reasons. they can
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Dec 3, 2012 4:30am PST
health and safety issue. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is live at the scene with more. >> reporter: behind me you can see a big pile of debris and crews cleaning it up securing the area so nobody can get close to th sinkhole. it opened up yesterday afternoon on mountain view drive. it's 20 feet. the weather is to blame. rains overflowed a creek which eroded the road creating a hazard blocking two lanes. this street is full of homes and sits behind a trader joe's off mount diablo boulevard. utility crews have been securing underground lines and last night a few residents were without water and at least one without gas. the road is closed and will have to be rebuilt. there are detours in place. in lafayette, elissa harrington cbs 5. >>> it's 4:31 now. this morning, road crews will be assessing damage from yet another sinkhole that opened up yesterday in the santa cruz mountains on vine hill road near the summit of highway 17. the dirt underneath vinehill gave way just before noon yesterday. and now one entire lane is gone and the rest of the road is in jeopardy because there's nothin
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
woman inside. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is on the scene where k-9 dogs are helping with the search. >> reporter: they so far have not found this guy. in happened here at this -- it happened here at this apartment complex at high and a thorn in palo alto at 2:20 a.m. -- hawthorne in palo alto at 2:20 a.m. a woman found a man in her apartment, she screamed and he ran way. she lived on the ground floor of the building in downtown palo alto. police aren't saying how the man got in. police blocked off the neighborhood and sent dogs to search for him. no luck. so they have since opened the streets back up, called the dogs and are interviewing the woman right now. >> at this point in time, she is safe and unharmed. she is with detectives and they are conducting interviews and the investigation is ongoing. >> reporter: we don't know how get to in, whether he took in or whether he may have sexually assaulted the woman. a lot of unanswered questions. this guy is on the loose presumably here in palo alto. anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> round 1 wasn't so bad. the worst is yet to
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
between weather systems. cbs 5 hi-def doppler showing completely dry conditions right now this break will last until tomorrow afternoon. that's a nice chunk of time we'll be without rainfall. then here comes the heavy stuff that's going to hit north of the golden gate first. and then we all will share in that heavy rainfall by friday morning. it's going to get sloppy, punch numbers 2 and 3 from mother nature involving tropical moisture. i have colored it in green. it's going to be carried into the bay area by a strong area of low pressure and several inches of rainfall still likely beginning friday and lasting through the weekend. let's talk specifics now. sonoma county still looking at 6 to 9" of total rainfall by monday. marin county less but a lot. 6" in alameda county. santa clara county 2 to 5." so flooding is a possibility with rainfall totals like that. we'll talk more about the specific timing and when that sunshine going to coming back coming up. >> thank you. >>> the wet weather made a mess of bay area roads. some spots are still flooded. cbs 5 reporter da lin shows us that
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00am PST
an hour ago. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is by folsom and 2nd and joins us live in the city with more. i guess they got it capped, but it was really something about a half hour ago or so, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, frank. the new concern now is actually structural safety. i want to show you, they blocked off the roads in this area. that is essex off of folsom here and they say they're going to block all four lanes right there because they want to sort of assess the damage of what happened. but we want to show you some video that we shot earlier. you can get a look at that gushing water at least 40 feet high is what we're told. and about 1,000 -- tens of thousands of gallons of water that had come out of that break. now, from what we could see, that car knocked the hydrant completely out. we heard reports this started just before 4 a.m. this morning. san francisco police told us officers were trying to pull over this car at 4th and howard for a minor traffic vial violation. the driver fled and hit the hydrant. they took the driver into custody. we are unsure if the
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
, within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> an arizona sheriff known for his hard line on immigration is defending his stance and doing it right here in san francisco. drag queens calling themselves the sisters of perpetual indulgence invaded a dinner party for joe arpaio. earlier he was scheduled to speak at a san francisco middle school after he received 50 letters in spanish from the 8 8th graders there questioning his immigration views, but the school canceled that meeting. >> and accused me of running concentration camps. they called me a racist. i can go on and on. so i just wanted to meet with the kids and tell them the truth. >> the school district's media rep denied there was ever a meeting planned. >>> police say three men shot and killed a man who they thought had stolen their clothes. all three are in their 20s and are now charged with murder. police say the incident last month began when the suspects clothes went missing from a laundry room. then the men went to a unit where they believed the thief was staying and opened fire police say the vi
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
from the east bay. a basically shot and killed near a middle school in berkeley. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the police station now where officials are expected to release some more information on that victim shortly. cate. >> reporter: that's exactly what we're hoping for, to get some more solid details because now we're getting conflicting information on the victim, whether the victim was a woman and man. we are staged outside the berkeley police department. we are hearing the public information officer should be here in the next 15 minutes or so. hopefully he can clear up the details. but what we do know is the crime scene is clear and police have wrapped up gathering evidence but we have video from earlier. the call came in around 11:30 last night. officers found this cyclist by longfellow middle school just off derby street. it appears the cyclist had fallen off the bike along the sidewalk. officers say the victim had at least one gunshot wound and is pronounced dead on scene. we don't know the identity, the age or the gender officially of the victim. also, back out
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> firefighters in south san jose this morning put a one- alarm fire at a house -- put out a one-alarm fire at a house that may have had an illegal pot growing facility. the fire on almaden expressway and camden avenue was called in around 2:00 and put out around 3:00 a.m. there are unconfirmed reports that the home houses a legal marijuana growing operation. a police spokesman has yet to return our calls. >>> well, the second storm is taking its time but when it comes it will be a slow moving soaker. >> we have live team coverage with cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran in daly city. but first let's get to meteorologist lawrence karnow in the weather center with when that rain will start. >> this is a slow-moving storm and we'll see heavy rainfall with subtropical moisture. hi-def doppler right now is showing you scattered showers so heavy rain won't be here until latter part of the day and overnight tonight. we are seeing scattered light showers in the north bay now so if you are heading there, expect pop-up showers and nuisance rainfall changing into the afternoon ho
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00am PST
any o of the nuclear plants. reporting live in the news room cate cauguiran cbs 5. >>> how about our weather, got the weekend you said that earlier. that is just a great word. weekend, don't you think. >> i've been looking forward to this one. last weekend was a rain out, so this weekend we're going to try to get things right and bring you sunshine. we are starting out with chilly temperatures and valley fog. watch out for that. visibility down to a quarter o of a mile in napa valley. overall we are going to see dryer weather moving in. more sunshine and warmer temperatures on the way, but stepping outside, grab your jacket, those temperatures down just a bit, especially inland, 37 degrees in santa row that. 44 -- santa a rosa. enjoying sunshine, maybe passing clouds. temperatures should be in the 50s and 60s. we will be warming up nicely for the weekend. we'll talk more about that in a moment. check out the roads with gianna franco. >>> happy friday. let's head to 101. we have reports of an earlier accident, south 101 by hospital curve, chp cleared that quickly. everything is ou
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
the cbs evening news. >> we'll have the top stories around the world. plus, riding high thanks to a football team that just can't seem to lose. that is tonight on the cbs evening news. >> and here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. >>> well, the brief, spring- like break that we enjoyed is over. the temperatures are back. a live look outside right now. how is the weekend shaping up? bob is in the weather center with the updated first warning forecast. we won't get back to 70 again. but it will warm up again this weekend. way above normal. looking at friday, with a lot of clouds. maybe a little rain can break out in the afternoon or evening. it will be close to 50 or low 50s, we think. by the weekend, even warmer. but a risk of scattered showers saturday. probably again sunday. 61, 55 sunday. back up to 60. and a shower or two, maybe some thunder monday before it clears out. and the temperatures back in the 40s on tuesday. denise. >> all right, thank you, bob. >>> they roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago. and the public has long h
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Nov 29, 2012 12:00am PST
from the cbs affiliate in pittsburgh. >> putting down your money, you're buying more than just the lottery ticket. you're buying a license to dream. >> i'm going to buy the gas station and give everybody a raise. >> jimmy kimmel, yes, that is his name, is here and plays so often, they call him lucky. he's got almost $30 on the night. >> i'm a scrapper. i scrap every day. i'm going to buy myself a brand new truck. >> jimmy: why would -- why would he even want to win the pow er powerball. he hit the jackpot already. he's named after me. we have to track that guy down. jimmy, if you're watching -- [ applause ] i would like to speak to you. and i'm going to kill you. it's just like "looper." unfortunately, that jimmy kimmel is the only jimmy kimmel who got to participate in tonight's powerball drawing. we don't have powerball here in california. california is one of the eight states that does not participate in it. only way to get $550 million in california is to divorce arnold schwarzenegger, so -- i know this would be a good opportunity for a social experiment. i discovered recently
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00am PST
and a power outage. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco where power in the subway is back on. that's good news for commuters. >> reporter: i'm sure. we actually were talking to a commuter and no kidding as i was trying to explain the situation, that j line pulled up and then the driver said nope, we're headed in town or downtown. so yes, it is a sigh of relief for morning commuters. everything should be free- flowing on the muni trains. but this all started after again that storm damage that you mentioned earlier. a power outage was caused. the electrical problem happened as commuters were headed home last night. this morning crews said it was a blown transformer on van ness that started this whole muni madness. >> apparently, it was damaged with water damage from yesterday [ indiscernible ] was down in the subway and we waited and waited and they never tell you how long it's going to be. >> reporter: we want to make note, this was ahead of schedule. originally the n and j lines were supposed to be rerouted this morning but, of course, crews were able to fix it ahead
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Nov 30, 2012 4:30am PST
. >> thank you. >>> lawrence is talking about marin county taking a pounding all night. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in mill valley where the rain is still come down. what a nice day to be outside, huh, ann? >> are you guys laughing at me? [ laughter ] >> no, not at all. about 4" of rain here where i'm standing in this park and ride in mill valley. it often gets flooded because it's at sea level so this should be going down soon. but they have been preparing for this as you might imagine. some of the areas are blocked off here and they have this sign, warning of the high tide flooding. today and for the next several days. now, the main problem that we have seen around here is the wind. we have a large truck that we travel in, and the thing was just rocking about half an hour ago. so with the wind and the rain and the wet ground, of course, we are waiting to see if things are going to start falling down, power poles, trees, things like that. hopefully not. but that's where we are right now here in mill valley. the rain, the biggest -- the wind, rather, the biggest problem as far as i can s
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Dec 1, 2012 10:00pm PST
risk is for tomorrow. reporting live in napa, don knapp, cbs 5. >> another river being watch asked in the south in the santa cruz mountains. the san lorenzo is running high and fast. it runs through several mountain communities. problems the rain is causing in the south bay and on the peninsula. >> the rain has been coming down in the south bay and along the peninsula. it's cause ago lot of problems for streets and parking lots. take a look at this parking lot. you can see the amount of water. i'm standing in a foot deep of water right here. firefighters pumped water out of this flooded redwood city complex late saturday night. >> it was up to a foot deep. >> reporter: they got the water out before it could cause any damage. the heavy rain -- moving from one trouble spot to another. >> it's been very busy today. particularly with the rain. a lot of freeway accidents currently. >> reporter: the santa cruz mountains a crew sent to help restore power needed help themselves after a large oak tree fell on top of their truck. >> bad luck. >> reporter: it happened friday night on stevens
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Nov 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
2 tomorrow night. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >>> in tahoe, they got a mix of rain and snow today. ski resorts at lake level is above could get several feet of snow when all is said and done. log onto cbssf.com/weather. >>> it happened in the blink of an eye. two robbers stormed a bay area jewelry store flashing their guns and swinging their hammers. >> reporter: this surveillance video captured the longest 75 seconds of these employees' lives. >> did you think you were going to die? >> it crosses your mind. i was just waiting for him to shoot me. >> reporter: they didn't want to show their faces on camera but described two men bursting into the store yesterday afternoon. the first robber went right for the safe. the other man went straight for the jewelry case, smashed out the glass with a hammer and scooped out more than 150 rings into a trash can he brought with him. you can see a customer refusing the robbers' orders to get down. instead she hovered over the stroller to protect her 2.5 month old infant. >> protecting her child. a mother, a new born. she was -- protecting her child
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
million people to put pressure on both sides. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> 9news now is talking to our local congressional members about the fiscal cliff. and tonight at 7:00 p.m., maryland senator ben cardin will join derek mcginty in our studio. last night virginia democrat jerry connolly stopped by and the 11th district representative stressed that there is room for compromise on his party's side. >> it ought to be open to negotiation what the income threshold s. the president has laid out -- is. the. has laid out 250. i think there's maneuverability there. i think it's too low. >> could it be 37, 38? >> i think he's signaled he's willing to negotiate on that but the republicans have said so far no tax increases of any kind. >> you can keep up to date on our approach to the fiscal cliff any time. just go to our website wusa9.com. click on the fiscal cliff banner which is at the top of our home page. you'll find a countdown clock and a calculator to help you figure out the impact the fiscal cliff will have on you. >>> u.s. senator jim demint has announced he's r
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00am PST
debris pile right behind me. in lafayette, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> this morning, road crews will be examining another sinkhole this one yesterday in the santa cruz mountains on vine hill road near the summit of highway 17. now an entire lane is gone and the remainder of the road remains in jeopardy because there is nothing underneath supporting the pavement. it's not clear how long the road will stay closed. >>> flood warnings for the napa river were canceled yesterday afternoon to the relief of those nearby. some residents prepared for the worst putting sandbags around their properties. heavy rain brought the water level to three feet of going over the banks. >>> this is the russian river in guerneville over the weekend. flood warnings were cancelled. the river crested at 6 feet about an hour -- 16 feet about an hour ago. the highest recorded flood occurred in 1986 when the river reached 49 feet. >>> strong wind also caused a lot of problems. we have a broken power pole in san francisco sunset district leaving 8500 people without electricity yesterday. it was one of multiple inc
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